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Pom-Pom Rug

by Lana Lê This plush pom-pom rug was inspired by the wooly shag rugs from the ’60s. It’s a quick and simple way to create fuzzy cover underfoot, and use up any leftover yarn from previous projects. How much yarn varies since there’s no gauge and the size and shape is up to you. There are basically two components to the rug: the pom-poms and the base. The base is the shape that the pom-poms are tied or sewn onto. We recommend that you make a base the desired size and shape and then produce as many pom-poms as necessary to cover it. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet or want to save time, you can use a blanket or piece of fabric as the base.

Diagram A

You’ll Need:

(For the 48" diameter rug shown)

8 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, approximately 864 yards total, color pewter

Scrap piece of cardboard Size N (10 mm) crochet hook Scissors

Pom-poms: 26 balls Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes, approximately 2,626 yards total, in the following colors: pumpkin, chocolate, maple syrup, tomato, avocado, asparagus, carrot, cherry blossom, red, iron ore, cranberry, hollyberry, mulled wine, wheat; 20 balls Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride, approximately 2,125 yards total, in the following colors: fuchsia, ruby red, wild violet, orchid thistle, seafoam, kiwi, prairie fire, pistachio, blue heirloom, and sable

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